October 2019 Newsletter – LuckyPet

October 2019 Newsletter

October 14, 2019

LuckyPet Newsletter


October Pets of the Month

Orange kitty wearing LuckyPet lime green tag
This is Pappy, showing off the lime green heart enamel tag and looking content in the sunlight.
Thank you to Michaeline Torres of Eagan, MN for sending in this nice pic.

Yellow Lab wearing a LuckyPet yellow daisy ID tag
And here we have Lucy, smiling for the photo and wearing her flower tag.
Thank you to Cathy Corlis of Charleston, WV for this cute picture.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted pictures of their pets! If you have a great picture of your pet (showing off our tag would be nice!), you can submit it here.
If you haven't seen your picture submission in our newsletter, check out our facebook page. Once there, you can see lots of pet pics, submit more and chat with us or other pet fans!

Dog in the forest

Woman's Hiking Companion Hears, Gets Help

On September 14th, Barbara Dadswell was out hiking on a trail to lakes near Granite Falls, WA, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, about two hours northeast of Seattle.  With her that day, as usual, her hiking buddy, Riley.
As she neared the lake and end of the trail, she stepped up onto an old log across the path.  September had been rainier than normal so like the rest of the trail, the log was wet and slippery. Dadswell was being careful.
"I don’t know how it happened. It just happened so fast," Dadswell said.
She slipped and badly injured her knee.  As she screamed in pain, she continued falling downhill into a ravine.  Her knee was in very bad shape and she couldn't get back up.  After assessing her situation and gear, she knew she was in trouble.  She had some bottled water and Slim Jims.  She was able to collect some sticks and fashion a splint for her leg using Riley's backpack and shoelaces. Still, making her way out alone would be nearly impossible.
"It poured down rain and I just had to think about, 'You want to just die up here? Or you going to have to do something? ‘Cause no one’s coming up here to get you. They don’t know you’re here.'" she said.
It rained for the next two days as Dadswell inched her way back towards the trail in the hopes of at least being visible to any other hikers that may come by. The rain not only made Dadswell cold and miserable, but it also kept hikers off the trail.
Late on the second day, Dadswell mentally prepared herself for another night in the woods.  Suddenly, Riley's ears perked up and he began barking. He got up and ran up to the trail.
Matthew Medina had worked until about 6 pm and decided he still had time to get up in the woods and do a trail run.  Someone had mentioned a lake trail that he hadn't heard of so he decided to go check it out.  He got to the end of the two-mile trail and was turning around when he heard a dog barking.  He saw it come out of the woods and thought it odd.  He stopped to check out the dog.  As soon as he began talking to the dog, he heard someone yell.
"I hear a person’s voice. And I’m like ‘Are you a person! You’re a person. Thank God.’ And I started yelling and he goes ‘Are you okay?’ And I’m like ‘No, I’m not okay.’ Dadswell said.
Medina ran back down the trail to get water and dry clothes from Dadswell's car.  He ran it back to her before running back again, to his own car to drive to the ranger station to get help. Two teams, a total of 20 rescuers, were dispatched to get Dadswell out.
Dadswell immediately had surgery to rebuild her knee but has a very long recovery ahead.  Still, she realizes how lucky she was to have Riley with her; she never heard anything or realized anyone was nearby until she heard Medina talk to Riley.
Read more on the KOMO news website.


Boy looking out a window

Dreams of Normal Life... and a Puppy

Thirteen-year-old Johnny Martin was dealt a tough hand.  The Chicago teenager was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.  After undergoing a 26-hour operation, he then spent months undergoing chemotherapy.  Battling cancer took over his life for over a year.  He was unable to go to school, play sports, hang out with friends or any of the other normal stuff a teenager does without much thought.

Once he was well enough to get out of bed at Lurie Children's Hospital, he would spend his time looking out one particular window that had a view of the dog park across the street.  Silently, he'd watch people playing with their dogs.

As he slowly got better, he allowed himself to dream about someday having his own dog and visiting the dog park.  And as he made more progress, he started telling people about his dream.  Soon everyone that worked with him knew about his dream.  When he wasn't watching the dog park, he spent hours reading about dogs and looking at pictures of dogs.  He decided that his dog would be a Corgi.

As Johnny's recovery progressed, the staff at the hospital contacted the Little Wish Foundation. The foundation was started nearly 10 years ago by a then 17-year-old Liz Niemiec.  Niemiec saw up close, how much the love of a new puppy helped her friend battling cancer.  Since then, the Foundation has granted 2,000 wishes.  When they heard about Johnny's dream, they knew what they had to do.

The day finally came that Johnny was going to leave the hospital. A monumental day for his family that signaled a chance to get back to a normal life. But there was far more than just normal life waiting for Johnny.

Johnny and his family walked out of the front doors of the hospital and crossed the street to walk past the dog park.  Waiting near the dog park was the Little Wish team and with them, a very special little Corgi, eager to meet her new family.  After a brief introduction, Johnny was handed the pup.  He held her in disbelief as she licked his face.  His dream had suddenly become real and it was here and now.

They went into the dog park to get to know each other. I have to believe that at some point, he must have glanced up to his old window high above and imagined looking down.  But this time, it was him in the dog park with his own dog.

Johnny is still undergoing treatment but is doing well and has been declared cancer-free.  Hats off to the staff at the hospital and the Little Wishes Foundation for a peek at just one story representative of all that you do.

Grab a tissue and watch the video of Johnny meeting his pup on the WGN9 news site.

 Video Funny

 kitten swatting a dog's tail

Kitten vs Dog Tail

Another very cute battle in the epic war.

Dog jumping into water

Showing Off

You know when you're going to do an epic dive and everyone is watching-  but the floor is slippery?  Yeah... that.



New at the Factory

Personalized dog harnesses

Personalized HarnessesNow you can get your pet's name imprinted on your new harness.  Check them out!

Rivet-On Tags

New Rivet-On Tag Sizes - Now you can get these popular tags in sizes for just about every cat or dog collar.



Cute Pets from the internets...

 Dog in a papertowel ghost costume

View from below of a cat sitting on a glass table

Dog proud of his work chewing up the remote

Fluffy kitten flying through the air

Dog sitting in front of a poster of himself


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